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A real black eye for the Black and Gold – Boston Globe

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

Nothing sears the consciousness and soul of Bruins fans like the sight of a bunch of CH sweaters hugging and high-stepping in the Garden moonlight, the building silent, a band of hooting Canadiens celebrating a playoff series triumph over their archrivals. So it was once again Wednesday evening, the Bruins minced to pieces by Les Glorieux in a Game 7, their nerves frayed from the opening faceoff, their bumbling newbie…

What a painful exit for Bruins – Boston Globe

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

OK to melt the ice at the New Garden before Thursday night’s Barry Gibb show. Perhaps the surviving Bee Gee can dedicate “Tragedy” or “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” to the 2013-14 Bruins. The Bruins dissolved in front of our eyes in Game 7 Wednesday night. They were dominated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1. Continue reading below Ugh. Related Photos …

Wanted: world model for clean sports – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

A new study warns of a rising threat to the integrity of sports from gambling that leads to more fixed matches. While some countries keep sports safe from manipulation, a global approach is needed, much like the fight against doping. By the Monitor’s Editorial Board / May 15, 2014 Wilson Perumal of Singapore, convicted in Finland in 2011 for bribing soccer players in the Finnish league, has recently given invaluable…

Steve Kerr to coach Warriors, turns down Knicks – Yahoo Canada Sports

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Steve Kerr has reached agreement on a five-year, $25 million contract to coach the Golden State Warriors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Kerr passed on an opportunity to coach the New York Knicks and rejoin his former coach Phil Jackson, who is now running New York’s front office. The Warriors management group lost out on Stan Van Gundy when he accepted a $35 million deal Tuesday to run the Detroit…

Sports movies rarely go the distance at the box office – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dinesh (Madhur Mittal, left), Rinku (Suraj Sharma), JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) and Amit (Pitobash) in a scene from the motion picture ‘Million Dollar Arm.’(Photo: Ron Phillips Disney Enterprises) Batter up. After swinging and missing with Draft Day last month, Hollywood returns to the playing field Friday with Million Dollar Arm, based on the true story of a sports agent who recruits Indian cricket players to Major League Baseball. Early reviews…

Steve Kerr to coach Warriors, turns down Knicks – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Steve Kerr has reached agreement on a five-year, $25 million contract to coach the Golden State Warriors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Kerr passed on an opportunity to coach the New York Knicks and rejoin his former coach Phil Jackson, who is now running New York’s front office. The Warriors management group lost out on Stan Van Gundy when he accepted a $35 million deal Tuesday to run the Detroit…

Bruins’ exit from playoffs was painful – Boston Globe

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

OK to melt the ice at the New Garden before Thursday night’s Barry Gibb show. Perhaps the surviving Bee Gee can dedicate “Tragedy” or “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” to the 2013-14 Bruins. The Bruins dissolved in front of our eyes in Game 7 Wednesday night. They were dominated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1. Continue reading below Ugh. Related Photos …

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel appears on regional cover of … – The Plain Dealer

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Manzielmania is sweeping across Cleveland. Johnny Manziel has been featured on the national news, billboards, social media and even TMZ, helping put Cleveland back on the football map. Look for the new Cleveland Browns quarterback on the front cover of regional of Sports Illustrated. In Sports Illustrated’s announcement of the cover, writer Mark Bechtel details how the city of Cleveland was wary about the Browns drafting Johnny…

Cavs fire head coach Mike Brown, hire David Griffin as GM – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CLEVELAND — In a move that many predicted over the weekend, the Cavaliers hired David Griffin as their general manager on Monday. In a move that almost no one called, at least not this soon after naming a GM, they also fired head coach Mike Brown. “Our ownership group is looking forward to David Griffin leading the basketball side of our business,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement….

The ‘Sport Mode’ Button Is Crap Most Of The Time – Jalopnik

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

S The “Sport Mode” button: Useless or fantastic? In this era where every function on your car is regulated by a computer, they have become an almost ubiquitous presence on everything from humble economy cars to high-end luxury and sports cars. But do they really add anything to the car? A “gimmick” is best defined as a special feature that adds some novelty and excitement to a product, but may…

Major League Soccer returns to the FOX Sports family in 2015 – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FOX Sports has reached an eight-year, multi-platform media rights agreement with Major League Soccer (MLS).  The announcement was made by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Eric Shanks, President, COO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports at a press conference held this afternoon in New York City.  MLS returns to FOX Sports after having previously televised the League’s games from 2003 to 2011. The agreement kicks off with the 2015 season…

Sports World Continues to React to Michael Sam’s Kiss – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted into a major American sport. ESPN/Associated Press The St. Louis Rams’ selection of Michael Sam in this year’s draft was historic. Sam became the first openly gay player drafted into a major American sport. The outpouring from the sports world has been positive, but there have been notable exceptions. On Monday, former Ole Miss basketball star Marshall Henderson wrote on his…

Houston Sports Hub featured on Spike TV’s ‘Bar Rescue’ – Chron.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Houston can add another spot to its impressive list of eateries and watering holes that have been featured on national television. The latest local bar, Houston Sports Hub (formerly known as The End Zone Sports Bar and Grill) got a makeover, compliments of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” “It was like a bar boot camp,” said Justin Whitfield, owner of Houston Sports Hub, located at 15209 Westheimer. This bar was featured…

Beers On Sports Final: Clinching In Montreal ‘Not Going To Be Easy’ – CBS Local

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins have a chance to close out their series with the Canadiens Monday night in Montreal, but that clinching win always seems to be the toughest one to get. 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Bruins radio analyst Bob Beers joined WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche outside the Bell Centre for Sunday night’s Sports Final, and said the Bruins have a good chance at clinching tonight, but it’s going to…

Beers On Sports Final: Clinching In Montreal ‘Not Going To Be Easy’ – CBS Local

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins have a chance to close out their series with the Canadiens Monday night in Montreal, but that clinching win always seems to be the toughest one to get. 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Bruins radio analyst Bob Beers joined WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche outside the Bell Centre for Sunday night’s Sports Final, and said the Bruins have a good chance at clinching tonight, but it’s going to…

Cavs fire Brown, hire Griffin as GM – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CLEVELAND — In a move that many predicted over the weekend, the Cavaliers hired David Griffin as their general manager on Monday. In a move that almost no one called, at least not this soon after naming a GM, they also fired head coach Mike Brown. “Our ownership group is looking forward to David Griffin leading the basketball side of our business,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement….

Major League Soccer returns to FOX Sports’ family in 2015 – FOXSports.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FOX Sports has reached an eight-year, multi-platform media rights agreement with Major League Soccer (MLS).  The announcement was made by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Eric Shanks, President, COO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports at a press conference held this afternoon in New York City.  MLS returns to FOX Sports after having previously televised the League’s games from 2003 to 2011. The agreement kicks off with the 2015 season…

Houston Sports Hub featured on Spike TV’s ‘Bar Rescue’ – Chron.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Houston can add another spot to its impressive list of eateries and watering holes that have been featured on national television. The latest local bar, Houston Sports Hub (formerly known as The End Zone Sports Bar and Grill) got a makeover, compliments of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” “It was like a bar boot camp,” said Justin Whitfield, owner of Houston Sports Hub, located at 15209 Westheimer. This bar was featured…

Sports World Continues to React to Michael Sam’s Kiss – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted into a major American sport. ESPN/Associated Press The St. Louis Rams’ selection of Michael Sam in this year’s draft was historic. Sam became the first openly gay player drafted into a major American sport. The outpouring from the sports world has been positive, but there have been notable exceptions. On Monday, former Ole Miss basketball star Marshall Henderson wrote on his…